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Every year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day honors the groundbreaking work of minister and civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and this year was no exception, with Americans fighting for voter rights and learning how to honor his memory. While MLK Day is not typically a big shopping holiday, many retailers have been offering mid-season markdowns. on mattresses, smart tech, furniture, clothing and more to make way for new inventory. You can shop massive deals on several most-wanted brands, like Avocado and Kate Spade. Other ways to honor King's legacy include supporting Black-owned and managed businesses such as Clare and Briogeo Hair.
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What are the best post-MLK Day sales?
Many retailers commemorated MLK Day with various sales and shopping events. This year, like in years past, plenty of stores offered access to tons of markdowns. Whether you’re looking for something for your home, closet or kitchen, there are tons of MLK Day sales you can still shop right now.
For instance, if you're looking for beauty products, you can shop Ulta's Love Your Skin event for up to 50% off must-haves for skincare. Meanwhile, if you want to finish a few projects around the house, head to Lowe's to pick up tools and home improvement essentials. You can shop the retailer's daily deals section for big bargains on customer-favorite items and save on select best-selling appliances, too.
The best MLK Day sales you can still shop right now
Aerie: Shop clearance styles at up to 60% off, plus get an extra 10% off select items at checkout.
American Eagle: Take up to 60% off clearance styles—plus get an extra 10% off at checkout—right now at American Eagle.
Anthropologie: For a limited time get up to 40% off select sale styles and enjoy free shipping on all orders of $50 or more. Included in the sale are tons of massive markdowns on home goods, clothes, shoes and more.
Avocado: Shop the New Year sale and get two free pillows with any mattress purchase with coupon code NEWYEAR, plus get $100 off bed frames and adjustable bases when you enter discount code FRAMED at checkout.
Bass Pro Shops: Save big on outdoor essentials during the Gear Up for the New Year sale through tomorrow, January 19.
Best Buy: Shop the outlet's 4-Day Savings Event ending Thursday, January 20 for deep discounts on some of our favorite brands right now at Best Buy. That means you can save big on TVs, laptops, cell phones, headphones and so much more.
Briogeo Hair: This Black-owned beauty brand makes some of the best deep conditioning hair masks on the market, and, right now, you can save as much as $25 on select holiday kits. Meanwhile, get a free mini hair mask with select purchases and enjoy free shipping on orders of $60 or more.
Brooklyn Bedding: Cozy up with dreamy deals at Brooklyn Bedding. The popular sleep retailer is offering 20% off mattresses during its Winter sale with the promo code WINTER20. Shop fast though, as the sale ends Tuesday, January 25.
Cabela's: Shop winter weather essentials and save big on clothing and footwear, hunting gear and fishing equipment through tomorrow, January 19.
Clare: Shop this Black-owner interior paint company and save $5 on two or more Peel & Stick swatch kits when you enter coupon code NEWHUE22 at checkout.
Crate & Barrel: Take 50% off select sale items during the Big Winter Clearance Event. Shop markdowns on kitchen essentials, furniture and more.
Express: Save up to 50% sitewide during the Bonus Day sale. Shop markdowns on must-have styles for men and women right now.
Forever 21: Get up to 80% off almost everything for a limited time.
Home by BE: Shop unique and curated furniture and home décor at Home by BE, a best-selling Black-owned home brand. New customers can save 10% on their first order by entertaining the discount code WELCOMEHOME at checkout.
J.Crew: Get up to 60% off sale items when you use coupon code SHOPSALE at checkout.
Keurig: Calling all coffee lovers—through tomorrow, January 19 you can save 20% on coffee makers at Keurig when you enter discount code SNOWYBREW at checkout.
Old Navy: Refresh your closet with savings of up to 75% on clearance styles.
Overstock: Get 70% off thousands of items, including furniture, rugs, mattresses and storage must-haves during this huge home sale.
Paula's Choice: Shop massive markdowns on top-rated skincare essentials and get 20% off when you buy two or more items through tonight.
Purple: Refresh your sleep and score $200 in free bedding and sleep accessories when you purchase a Purple mattress.
Savage x Fenty: Rihanna’s cult-favorite line of body-inclusive bras and underwear are currently ringing up for as much as 50% off for Xtra VIP members. Not already a VIP member? Sign up here to unlock this exclusive sale.
Target: Shop the four-day sale to save up to 30% on clothing, shoes and accessories for men and women.
Tempur-Pedic: Save as much as $300 in free sleep accessories with the purchase of select mattresses.
What should you buy during post-MLK Day sales?
You can still shop massive markdowns on handbags, winter wardrobe essentials and must-have beauty products.
This year’s lineup of MLK Day sales is also packed with epic sleep sales, so if you’re in the market for mattresses or some new bedding, now’s a great time to buy. January is already an excellent time to shop bedding and linen markdowns, so these limited-time holiday discounts make for even bigger savings.
When was MLK Day 2022?
Historically, MLK Day is observed on the third Monday in January. This year, the federal holiday fell on Monday, January 17. The annual day of remembrance celebrates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., although King's actual birthday fell on January 15.
How to celebrate MLK Day
You can honor Dr. King by learning more about the late civil rights leader's mission. Educating yourself about systemic racism and voting rights are just a couple of ways to commemorate the day. Revisit history by remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and honoring his lasting impact on the world by reading his many historic speeches.
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